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Friday, January 25, 2013

So, the last few weeks have been tough on the weight loss front for me.

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, December was spent gaining and losing the same four pounds, over and over. January has been spent trying to get myself back on track and consistently into the groove. The end result of the last three weeks? According to my scale, I've lost a whopping 0.4# -- total drag, right?

But, I've been trying not to let it get me down -- after all, my weight loss has continued to grab rave reviews. Two weeks ago, my hairdresser claimed to see a change in me since Thanksgiving, in spite of the fact that the scale hadn't noticeably dropped in that time. And even last week, my neighbor sent some kind words my way. When I protested that the scale didn't reflect it, she said "Well everything must be redistributing, or something, because you're looking good!". Definitely brightened my day!

And, of course, during this time, I've made an effort to be present and accounted for here on Spark, hoping that my mere presence here will melt the fat and get me into a size smaller jeans (a girl can dream, right?)

Then yesterday happened. I was cruising around Spark, and read a new blog by BOTZZZ, who is one of my fave reads on SP. In the blog, he complained about his scale -- his daily weigh-ins had become erratic and he was getting frustrated. He wondered if he should replace his scale.

In a blinding moment of complete and utter lack-of-self-awareness, I seconded a suggestion that he buy new batteries for the scale before chucking it altogether. And I quote: "Mine totally does the schizophrenic reading-thing whenever the batteries need replacing."

It wasn't until after I hit "Post Comment" that the lightbulb went off over my own head.

OMG, what if my whole scale-not-budging thing (and maybe even the four-pound vicious cycle from December) -- what if that was just a result of my freaking scale battery?

I mean, I'm not an idiot, I do know that I made some missteps during December, but nothing heinous. It's not like I threw caution to the wind and partied hard for a month -- it was more of a be-good-for-six-days and then have one not-so-good day. Even if the scale battery was a culprit, I was still responsible for some of the four-pound fluctuations, in some way.

(Then again, bad scale days = bad mojo, so a faulty battery would most certainly be to blame for that, I'm just sayin'...)

At any rate, I stopped by RiteAid on my way home, bought a new battery and replaced the old one on my scale. What the hell -- couldn't hurt, right?

I woke up this morning.
I stepped on the scale, not really expecting it to tell a different story, when...
!!!zOMG!!! I LOST 4.4#!

Now, it doesn't officially count on my ticker or for awards until weigh-in on Sunday, but holy crow, people!

So, ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to THE most unexpected miracle weight loss product for 2013:


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIDNIGHTER1 1/28/2013 7:29PM

    emoticon to little things we overlook. emoticon on your weight loss.

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WHOVIANGIRL23 1/28/2013 12:34PM

    OH WOW! I actually never thought about that! Now I kind of want to go buy a whole new scale, lol!!

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BEINGGUIDED 1/26/2013 7:37PM

    I gained 12 lbs once because there was a small bead under the foot of my wii fit. I about fainted. Picked it up, put it back down and voila 12lbs lighter.

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MOXIE26 1/26/2013 5:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
This just cracked me up! Thanks for shining some light today!

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THE_JENCH 1/26/2013 4:39PM

    I'm house sitting and at first I thought the scale was possibly more accurate than mine (should debate new batteries for my own scale) because it read higher... but then it has also since read way lower... and then higher... and I think this scale here might be just too sensitive! I have to have my feet placed JUST RIGHT and if I lean forward or back the reading goes up or down rather substantially. I'll try it on a different floor before looking for new batteries!

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HEALTHYIN2014 1/26/2013 11:59AM

    I'm glad you figured out the issue! Congtats on the weight loss. emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 1/26/2013 11:25AM

    I like your non-scale victories of having the public acknowledge your progress! I think I need new batteries for my scales. I was blaming my uneven floors, but it could very well be the batteries; I've never bought new ones for that gadget!

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SUSANS706 1/26/2013 10:28AM

    Congrats on your weight loss, and I just may have to try that! Putting new batteries on my shopping list right now!!

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SCAREWALDORF 1/26/2013 3:35AM

    CONGRATULATIONS, LOVE IT. If only my scale was battery operated, lol.

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LIBBYL1 1/25/2013 10:13PM

  wonderful to get proof of what everyone was saying to you!

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PURPLE180 1/25/2013 8:47PM

    emoticon for sharing. I will buy new batteries tomorrow. This is why emoticon , never fails whenever I seek answers I find them here. emoticon

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LANEYTHEGIRL 1/25/2013 7:36PM

    Hahaha. I love it. If only that was my problem but alas, my scale is only a few months old. Good job.

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MERETONI 1/25/2013 5:03PM

    LOVE this blog! I was thinking about getting batteries for mine as well lol

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ALWAYSROSY 1/25/2013 3:56PM

    emoticon Eureka!!!! I had a similar experience with our cordless telephones!!! Yay for you! emoticon and Yay! for sticking with it!!!!

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MANDIETERRIER1 1/25/2013 3:53PM

    I love it and I am going to get a new battery for my scale

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JUST-DUCKY 1/25/2013 2:18PM

    Haha. That's awesome! Congrats!

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AHTRAP 1/25/2013 1:44PM

    It's always the littlest things, isn't it?

Congrats on catching your reality up to the perception of others!

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LADYJ6942 1/25/2013 1:42PM

    LOL, I love it. Thank you so much. I don't own a scale personally, I use the one at work but this was so worth the read. Thank you and good luck on your journey.

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SOUTH_FORK 1/25/2013 1:40PM

    ... bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!... That's the closest I can come to ROTFLMAO! Okay, now time for me to replace the batteries in *my* scale. They've been in for a few years. That's okay, right???

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/25/2013 1:12PM


and congrats! The Nobel Prize Committee will be contacting you shortly...

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CHERRY666 1/25/2013 1:08PM

    That's fabulous!

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KIMCOLLINGS 1/25/2013 12:51PM

    Love it....I better look into mine.

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EMMAEKAY 1/25/2013 12:43PM

    Okay, this made me laugh SUPER hard and wonder if my scale may also need a new battery or just plain replacement.


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1PEACEBUNNY 1/25/2013 11:36AM

    emoticon How awesome is that, I wish I could take the calories out of chocolate that easy and replace it with that would be better than your duracell quick fix! Still super happy for you! emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 1/25/2013 11:32AM

    You know I have never really thought about that. I can't remember the last time I have changed the batteries in my scale. Maybe I should do that and see. Thanks!!

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SHRINKING_SARA 1/25/2013 10:46AM

    Hahahha... my batteries are five years old... soooooo changing those TODAY!

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ADARKARA 1/25/2013 10:40AM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish that was my scale's problem. =P

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HFAYE81 1/25/2013 10:34AM

    NICE. emoticon emoticon

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LULUBELLE65 1/25/2013 10:29AM

    OMG that's AWESOME!!!

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 1/25/2013 10:26AM

    Woo Hoo!! I hope you're also taking monthly measurements. The tape measure is a much more truthful measure of success than that ol' lying scale anyway. Just make sure you measure in the same spot each time. I've considered having dots tattooed on my measure points so I can get it right each time. emoticon

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SNAPSHOTSTACY 1/25/2013 10:21AM

    Hubby & I have found that we have to replace the batteries every 3-4 months. But, both of us have been weighing daily (don't judge, lol) for over a year now.
We can always tell when they're starting to go all wonky.
That's AWESOME on the insta-loss, BTW!

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JUSTLIKEALICE 1/25/2013 10:17AM

    hahaah love it! I really think about changing my batteries when I have a plateau. Sometimes I "reset" my scale by stepping on it holding ten pound dumbells and that tends to do the trick. (I have a body fat scale so its SUPER sensitive) but we are supposedly not supposed to have to change batteries but every 10 years or something crazy.

BTW Congrats on your loss! WooohooO!

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